19 May 2008

I think I'll place my money on Gary, bro

It was a bright sunny day at the dog park. Ah...a nice day for a sprint!

Greyhounds can run up to 45 mph. I think I'll place my money on Gary and not my brother for this race.

Whee! Basenjis can't keep up!

Leaps and bounds!
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15 May 2008

Home Sweet Home

I think he'll be fine.

I just have to keep the hyper ones at bay...
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Gary My Fur-baby

I'm about to sign the adoption contract!

Foster Mom says goodbye

Pretty boy...

The ride home.... He was very calm during the entire drive.
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04 May 2008

More Greyhound Stuff

Ruh Roh...

Spin Cycle!

Greyhound Video ...Personality!

Another greyt video

YouTube and other thoughts

People are so rude on YouTube. Horrible language, atrocious grammar, and appalling spelling. For heaven's sake, people should at least try not to sound like uneducated idiots before posting something publicly. Whining and moaning about something doesn't help anything. I'm sure there are greyhound racing facilities which are cruel to racers, but I don't believe this is the majority. I can't imagine a skittish, malnourished dog would earn breeders much money. There are an awful lot of sensational images of animal cruelty floating around on the internet designed to make the viewer believe every greyhound has been cruelly mistreated which is simply not true. I'm not saying abuse doesn't happen or even that I support racing. I'm simply saying hasty generalizations should not be made about every greyhound racing facility. Geeze people... if you want to help racing greyhounds you can do a couple of things. 1. Don't bet on them racing 2. Adopt a retired racer 3. Donate money to Greyhound rescue organizations. I don't see how inaccurate, sensational videos help.

Anyway, it's truly hard to find accurate information on what really occurs in the Greyhound racing industry. there's a lot of misinformation tinged with exaggeration. I know however that many - probably thousands of greyhounds are euthanized each year. I truly wish that only responsible breeders and trainers were allowed to race greyhounds and that every retired racer is adopted. I'm very glad I get to save a retired racer (well if they approve my application). I should be hearing from them within the next week!


I put in the application for a Retired Racer! I really hope they adopt one to me... I'm so anxious to hear back from them!

Here's a video about adopting them...

And what greyhounds do all day...

01 May 2008

Final Grades

Cell Biology = 89%...yes the cursed 89%-the bane of my existence
Physics = 96% = A
Ambassadors = A
Thesis = A
Cell Bio lab = A